Owner and CEO, Italpollina
Term: November 2018-November 2020
On 12 November 2018, the European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) elected a new President Luca Bonini, CEO and owner of Italpollina, a founding member of EBIC. Italpollina is involved in the production and sale of different kind of biostimulants, giving Luca a broad view of the sector. His company is active well beyond its native Italy, with an export rate well over 50%, giving Luca personal knowledge of different markets in Europe.
In 2014-2015, Luca Bonini was the elected President of ECOFI (European Consortium of Organic-based Fertilizers Industry), where he followed the evolution of the new fertilising products regulation closely and further developed his leadership skills as the head of a European association. He speaks four languages, which can help to interact with companies all around Europe.
Speaking to the EBIC membership in his inaugural presidential speech, Mr Bonini said he was honoured to take on the senior role at such a well-respected association and thanked his predecessor Mr Natale for his enthusiasm, vision, and tireless efforts as the founding president for the association’s first seven years. He also congratulated EBIC’s members for their contribution to the association’s success, explaining that the membership had “taken on a truly European profile” by putting consensus at the heart of EBIC’s work. Going forward, Mr Bonini identified two key focus areas for his upcoming presidential term: future technology and education. “The future is already here”, he explained, adding that education about the biostimulant industry and other new technologies is more important than ever for farmers and consumers alike.